Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814)

English Brook trout ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Bur-Séifrell 1 EASIN
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Report the species

Report Salvelinus fontinalis to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Salvelinus fontinalis Mitchill, 1814 in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.26.

The species was introduced in Luxembourg in 1902 in Limbach (Lintgen), Rollingerbach and Berschbach (Feltgen 1902). In 2005, a systematic inventory of Luxembourg rivers only showed isolated individuals in the Alzette. There is no indication of reproduction of the species in Luxembourg.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2014: 199).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Administration de la Gestion de l’Eau (2010): Les poissons au Luxembourg, Cartographie des poissons, lamproies et écrevisses du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 213 pp.
  • Feltgen, E. (1902): Vademecum des Luxemburger Fischereiliebhabers. – P. Worré-Mertens, Luxemburg: 148 S.
  • Klees, H., 1981. Luxemburger Tiernamen. Beiträge zur luxemburgischen Sprach- und Volkskunde XIV. Institut grand-ducal, Section de linguistique, de folklore et de toponymie. 2. Aufl. 131 S. Imprimerie Pierre Linden, Luxembourg.
  • Ries, C., M. Pfeiffenschneider, Engel, E., J.-C. Heidt & M. Lauff, 2014. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of vertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 115: 195-201. [PDF 247 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814). In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [26.08.2019].

 Last updated on Friday, April 13, 2018.


  1. Saibling cf. Klees 1981: 26.